Baines in the War Years
Baines Wartime project
The school has two war memorials and the Book of Rembrance all on the back wall of the school hall. The WWI war Memorial is inscribed 1914 - 1919 although this should be 1914 to 1920, as George Blakeway of the Australian imperial Army died of TB after being injured. He died on 21st March 1920. At least one other OB does not appear on any other War Memorial as he had been discharged from the Royal Engineers and then died of his injuries (possibly gangrene). Therefore the school war memorials are unique.
I have written three books that will be placed in the archive
Book one gives the backstory of those OB that died in WWI
Book two gives the backstory of those OB that died in WWII
Book three are the correspondence with some backstory related to the artime correspondence in the Poultonian